Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law

‌‌‌photograph of Dr Bronagh Byrne

Dr Bronagh Byrne
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Deputy Directors

Lesley Emerson
Dr Karen Winter

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Dr Nicola Carr
Prof Paul Connolly
Clare Dwyer
Prof Jannette Elwood
Dr Stefania Giannakaki
Dr Karen Kerr
Prof Ruth Leitch
Prof Madeleine Leonard
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Alison Mackenzie
Dr Chelsea Marshall
Dr Siobhan McAllister
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Rhian Barrance
Josephine Bweyale
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Lucy Royal-Dawson
Harry Shier
Triona Stokes
Michelle Templeton

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Appointment to Taiwanese government expert panel

Professor Laura Lundy has been invited by the Taiwanese government to sit on an expert panel that will review Taiwan's compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the...

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Children’s Rights and Brexit

The Centre co-organised a conference on children’s rights and Brexit on 6 December, with the Children’s Law Centre.  The guest speakers were: Professor Helen Stalford from the...

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International Children’s Day event

The Centre’s annual event to mark International Children’s Day was held on 19 November.  Staff and students shared their successes and activities in the last academic year. ...

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Keynote at Educate Together conference in Dublin

Professor Laura Lundy was the keynote speaker at the Educate Together annual conference in Dublin on 26 November. She spoke to an audience of 180 teachers from Educate Together schools across...

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Children's participation in budgeting processes

The Centre for Children's Rights at Queen's University Belfast and Plan International are looking for meaningful and workable examples of child-participatory budgeting processes at national,...

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Lansdown, G., Lundy, L. & Goldhagen, J. (2016) The U.N. convention on the rights of the child: Relevance and application to pediatric clinical bioethics ' Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 58, 3, p. 252-266

Lundy, L & Byrne, B 2017 (forthcoming), The four general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: the potential value of the approach in other areas of human rights law. in  Wandehole, Desmet, Brems (eds) Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration. Routledge.

Lundy, L & Cook-Sather, A 2016, Children's Rights and Student Voice. in D Wyse, L Hayward & J Pandya (eds), The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. SAGE.

Byrne, B. (2016)  Do Children still need to Escape Childhood?  A Reassessment of John Holt and his Vision for Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Rights, (24) 113-134.

Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K. (2016) Measuring children’s experience of their right to participate in school and community: a rights-based approach. Children and Society. [early online].

Lloyd, K. and Emerson, L. (2016)(Re)examining the relationship between children’s subjective wellbeing and their participation rights. Child Indicators Research. [early online].

Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Reconciling Children's Policy and Children's Rights: Barriers to Effective Government Delivery'Children and Society, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 266-276., 10.1111/chso.12045